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Jack White Pleads For Tighter Gun Control

Jack White has made an emotional plea for tighter gun control laws in the USA. White took to Instagram to share his impassioned plea while on the road playing concerts in Texas. You can see White’s lengthy post in full below.

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White states

“As we tour in Texas these past few days, I can’t help but to feel saddened in so many ways about the latest in a long line of mass shootings, but mostly I’m exhausted. Exhausted with the ignorant excuses about the inability to fix this problem, exhausted with people clinging to their political party or their ‘side’ instead of looking at the issue. Exhausted with people whining about their ‘freedom’ being more important than rules that help save lives. Like the traffic light on the road, and the warning label on the poison, or the regulation of who can buy sticks of dynamite or own a surface to air missile, we already have rules, haven’t you noticed? So how about a few more rules then that ALSO save lives and protect us from serious harm?”

White’s call for new gun control laws after last week’s mass shooting in Ulvae, Texas which saw An 18-year-old gunman open fire at Robb Elementary School. 19 children and two teachers were killed in the attack marking the deadliest school shooting in the USA since the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in 2012. It was the nation’s third-deadliest school shooting on record.

White’s please joins a widespread outcry from musicians the world over for the USA to introduce tighter gun control laws. White is just one of the hundreds of musicians who have spoken out following the shooting, including fellow Americans Brandon Flowers of The Killers, Taylor Swift, Madonna and Olivia Rodrigo.

“I cannot imagine the heartache and heartbreak the parents of these 19 children must feel,” Madonna wrote on social media alongside a clip from her 2019 ‘God Control’ music video.

The pop icon then called upon lawmakers to “protect our children”, asking them to “reduce firearm access to people who are at risk of harming themselves or others”.


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White is touring ahead of the release of Entering Heaven Alive the fifth studio album from the founding member of The White Stripes, The Raconteurs, and The Dead Weather. Watch the video for ‘What’s The Trick’ below.

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